Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Road with a Bridge, between Mountains Partly Hidden by Cloud

1801

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 184 x 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D03120
Turner Bequest LVI 105 a

Catalogue entry

The subject is continued on folio 108 recto opposite (D03121; Turner Bequest LVI 106). Perhaps, if the inscription on that page is to be relied on, this is a scene at Auchlyne, in Glen Dochart between Crianlarich and Killin; the high mountains prominent here would tend to confirm such an idea.
Alternatively, the sketch may be wrongly identified: its context in this sketchbook suggests that it may show part of the Strath of Appin above Garth Castle. Finberg guessed that it is a mistake for Achloa,1 a tiny settlement on the south of the River Lyon east of Fortingall.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
Undated MS note by A.J. Finberg (died 1939) in an interleaved copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, I, p.147.

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